Setting up a new Windows 7 PC at work…
Windows 7 XP Mode
Download from https://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx (works better in Internet Explorer, of course)
Want the VirtualPC to be on the real network? http://www.windowsbbs.com/windows-7/91206-ip-settings-windows-7-xp-mode.html
Want a different user? Create the new user in the control panel, then in the VirtualPC’s Tools / Settings, Logon Credentials, click Delete saved credentials. It will prompt you after restarting
Other useful notes at http://crave.cnet.co.uk/software/windows-7-xp-mode-what-you-need-to-know-49303887/
Remember to check the regional settings in the Virtual PC – mine was set to US despite Windows 7 being set to UK.
Want the power button on the start menu to be able to hibernate? Turn off Hybrid Sleep http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/850-power-button-start-menu.html